Five Nights at Freddy's
In the indie survival horror game Five Nights at Freddy's, you take the role of a security guard at a fictional family pizza restaurant called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. When the restaurant's creepy animatronic characters come to life with a thirst for blood, your only option is to hunker down in your office and fight to stay alive.
Five Nights at Freddy's was developed and published by Scott Cawthon and has spawned a media franchise of the same name. The game, which has developed a cult following, was released in 2014 and now has several sequels, spin-offs, books, and merchandise items. There's even a film adaption currently in the works.
As the night security guard for Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, you begin the game working the midnight to 6:00 a.m. shift. Alone in your office, you have a network of security camera feeds in front of you, providing several views of the closed restaurant. The animatronic creatures will start awakening only a few minutes into the game, and you'll use the cameras to track their movements as you struggle for survival. These camera feeds are grainy and poorly lit, which adds quite a bit of creepiness to the equation.
If any of the animatronics make it through either of your two doorways and jump-scare you, the game is over, so you must protect yourself by flicking the lights on and slamming the doors closed. However, you can't just keep these security mechanisms deployed constantly; using them drains power, which you have a limited supply of. Your power meter starts at 100% and gradually drains, and you need it to last until your shift ends to survive the night. If you run out early, you'll have no lights, no cameras, and wide-open doors; in other words, you'll be in trouble.
The game has five levels, each representing a different night's shift, hence the name Five Nights at Freddy's. Each night is more challenging than the last, and if you make it past the fifth night, you'll unlock an
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